Saw these in downtown Hillsboro this afternoon. I suspect a funeral was the occasion. Seeing all those engines lined up like that reminded me of a bit of Latin my mother taught me:
O! Si vili, si ergo!Highlight the following for the translation.
Fortibus es in ero!
Demnat basis, demis trux.
Vatis eandem? Causan dux.
The text is gibberish in Latin, but when read aloud quickly, it sounds more or less like the following (sometimes ungrammatical) English:
Oh! See, Willy, see her go!
Forty buses in a row!
Them not buses, them is trucks.
What is on them? Cows and ducks.
H/T to Minor Mazurka on Academic Humor for writing it down.
Update February 2017 replaced missing picture.